This is a song cycle for mezzo-soprano or soprano with piano. Texts are poems by Madeleine L’Engle and offer Mary’s (the mother of Christ) perspective of His crucifixion (Friday), burial (Saturday), and resurrection (Sunday). I composed this when I was pregnant with my second daughter, so the maternal vibe was strong. I still marvel at the strength of so many women in the Bible, but Mary is always the most intriguing to me.

I. Friday

II. Saturday

III. Sunday

Kira Lace Hawkins, mezzo-soprano

Pamela Haynes, piano

Haley Neilson, recording engineer (Summer 2017)

Recorded at Wine Recital Hall, Manchester University

North Manchester, Indiana

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These women are impressive musicians. It was quite a thrill to see and hear them work toward unifying their interpretations. (Photo by Clayton Marcum)
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I think Haley likes what she’s hearing from these two! (Photo by Clayton Marcum)
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Kira Lace Hawkins making vocal art while recording “Three Days.” (Photo by Clayton Marcum)
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Kira and Pam recording “Three Days.” (Photo by Clayton Marcum)
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Kira Lace Hawkins lending her beautiful voice to record “Three Days.” (Photo by Clayton Marcum)
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Pamela Haynes recording “Three Days.” I love the way this woman interprets my work. (Photo by Clayton Marcum)
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Pamela Haynes recording “Three Days” and smiling. A sure sign things are going well! (Photo by Clayton Marcum)
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Kira Lace Hawkins recording “Three Days.” It’s nice when everyone can smile in a recording session. (Photo by Clayton Marcum)